approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Bernardo's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Bernardo Guillermo comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Bernardo Guillermo - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Bernardo Guillermo" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Bernardo a little better. This page describes the disguise Guillermo wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Guillermo's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Bernardo Guillermo wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Bernardo Guillermo wants, Bernardo Guillermo usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Bernardo wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Bernardo Guillermo functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Bernardo Guillermo usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Guillermo approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Bernardo Guillermo also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Guillermo. When Bernardo Guillermo commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Bernardo Guillermo is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Bernardo Guillermo as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Bernardo Guillermo also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
His desire to love and be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and Bernardo Guillermo is known for his personal charm and affectionate nature. He may also seem overly dependent on the approval and appreciation of others.
Bernardo Guillermo comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Guillermo may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Bernardo is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Bernardo Guillermo's confidence is likely to grow because he will learn to depend more on his own self-assessment..
The initial impression Guillermo makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Bernardo thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. Bernardo Guillermo may try to clothe his ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute rather than clarify them. For instance, he may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems as though he does not stand behind it as vigorously as he would like. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, Bernardo Guillermo tends to become scattered and nervous when he is out of balance. He needs clarity and order in his environment to be at his finest.
At times his desire to impress other people, or be important or popular may make Guillermo do things that go against his better judgment. Even Bernardo's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, or seen as pompousness or interference. Bernardo Guillermo needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Opposition Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.